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#398982
Hello dear customers,

We have just published a new version of both Maxwell Render and Maxwell Studio. It's 5.0.1.16

It's mainly a bug fix release, which solves some critical problems that happened with the Mac version among other things. The RLM standalone installer has also been updated.

WARNING: This update is especially recommended for Studio users. If you are using any of the plugins, it's better to use the Maxwell version that comes with its installer; otherwise, the plugin won't work.

Here are the release notes:

Maxwell 5.0.1.16
Publish date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019

MAXWELL RENDER:
Fixes
  • Crash rendering with spot/IES emitters in OSX.
  • Random procedural textures had symmetry on tiling.
Improvements
  • Random procedural textures are faster
Known Issues
  • Wrong data issues with TIFF images and LZW compression in Linux platforms (including Maxwell Cloud nodes).
MAXWELL GPU:
Fixes
  • Crash when consecutive renders with different resolutions are done with multi-GPU.
  • Changing materials with GPU Fire on instances can mess material assignations.
Known Issues
  • Dielectrics materials don’t behave as intended in some scenes.
  • Some channels (alpha, material, object, position, z-buffer) may show artifacts.
MAXWELL STUDIO:
Changes
  • Mathematical expressions in numeric fields disabled in OSX (related to Crash on UI numeric fields in OSX).
Fixes
  • Crash on UI numeric fields in OSX (this caused crashes when minimizing some panels and in different situations).
  • Downloading gallery materials to a blank scene with default settings did not work.
Improvements
  • When you open a .mxs file in Studio, it warned about not finding any texture or referenced material, but not if it didn´t find a referenced .mxs file, now it will.
MATERIAL EDITOR (STANDALONE):
Changes
  • Mathematical expressions in numeric fields disabled in OSX (related to Crash on UI numeric fields in OSX).
Fixes
  • Crash on UI numeric fields in OSX.
MAXWELL NETWORK:
Changes
  • Now, when stopping cloud renders, it warns the user about renders that haven’t started yet, instead of renders that haven’t produced images yet, as it generates the final image after stopping the render.
Fixes
  • Monitor could not download Maxwell Cloud results with the “#” character in the file names.
PYTHON EDITOR:
Fixes
  • Pymaxwell python module help didn’t work until the pymaxwell module is loaded by script.
SDK:
Fixes
  • Python. pymaxwell5 function “runMaxwell” ran Maxwell 4 (if installed).

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